Continuum companion to phonology by Nancy Chongo Kula; Engbert Doede Botma; Kuniya Nasukawa

By Nancy Chongo Kula; Engbert Doede Botma; Kuniya Nasukawa

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Indd 15 10/1/2010 9:54:21 AM 2 Methodology in Phonological Acquisition Tania S. Zamuner and Elizabeth K. Johnson Chapter Overview 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Introduction Methods to Assess Developmental Speech Perception Methods to Assess Developmental Speech Production Conclusion Notes 16 19 22 28 29 1. Introduction The emergence of speech perception and language production is integrally related, with the development of the perceptual system in many ways se ing the stage for the development of the production system.

The majority of developmental speech production studies do not simultaneously examine perception, perhaps because of the assumption that child perception is adult-like. Classic studies that show that children do not accept their own mispronunciations as acceptable certainly support this view. For example, although a child says sip for ship, they will not accept sip for ship when produced by an adult (Smith, 1973). This indicates that the child can perceive the phonological differences between their (inaccurate) output and the adult target form.

6. 7. 8. Introduction Feature Theory Element Theory Voicing and Nasality in Zoque Zoque Analysis Conclusion Acknowledgements Notes 33 36 42 50 55 62 62 62 1. Introduction A fundamental assumption in the study of language sounds is that the segmented parts of the speech continuum (speech sounds) can be decomposed into smaller properties. Support for these smaller properties comes first and foremost from the notion of ‘natural class’. Natural classes are composed of sounds which participate in the same phonological process(es).

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